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Rangers get reliever Michael Gonzalez from Orioles, catcher Matt Treanor from Royals

Aug 31, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

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Not satisfied with adding Mike Adams and Koji Uehara to the bullpen at the July 31 trade deadline the Rangers have pulled off another deal for a veteran reliever, acquiring Michael Gonzalez from the Orioles for a player to be named later.

Gonzalez had a brutal April, but the 33-year-old left-hander recovered to throw 41 innings with a 3.07 ERA and 42/14 K/BB ratio in his last 42 outings.

Texas has completely rebuilt the bullpen in front of closer Neftali Feliz, with a deep and potentially dominant setup corps of Adams and Uehara from the right side and Gonzalez and Darren Oliver (2.29 ERA in 44 innings) from the left side. And they also have Mark Lowe and Yoshinori Tateyama, who would both be working high-leverage innings for a lot of other teams.

In a lesser move, Texas also reacquired catcher Matt Treanor from the Royals for a player to be named later or cash. He’ll join the roster as a third catcher along with Mike Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba.

  1. antlerclaws - Aug 31, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    I really liked Matt Treanor when he was here last year…he seems to work well with all the pitchers and seems a good clubhouse presence. So he just took a little ‘vacation’ with the Royals from Spring Training until now.

  2. randomdigits - Aug 31, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Pedro Strop is the PTBNL for Gonzo.

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